In studying the Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics Degree at Aberystwyth University you will uncover a fascinating and challenging discipline that combines the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with data collation and calculation. Mathematics is fundamentally important to modern society, contributing to numerous facets of life, including science, engineering, technology and finance. Graduates of this course are in significant demand across many industries for their problem-solving abilities, clear analytical thought processes and capacity for logical argument. Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth since 1872, so that the department builds on over 140 years of teaching excellence, employing lecturers who are committed teachers and internationally-recognised researchers. By studying with us you will uncover a discipline that combines the identification and analysis of shapes and patterns with data collation and calculation. The department also offers several modules which are taught through the medium of Welsh. You will study within a university that is ranked **top 5 in the UK and best in Wales** for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017) and where 95% of students were in employment or further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE, 2017). Mathematics has fascinated humanity for thousands of years from the ancient world to the present day. Mathematics underpins so much of the modern world – from science, technology and engineering, to finance and commerce – opening a wide range of career opportunities to you. This degree scheme includes interesting topics such as: algebra and calculus, co-ordinate and vector geometry, real and complex analysis, hydrodynamics and mathematical physics. You will also undertake a compulsory career planning module as part of your course, which will enhance your employability prospects, enabling you to develop valuable transferable skills. You will have a personal tutor throughout your course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice. This course will develop your understanding of a range of theories and processes in Mathematics. You will develop your written and oral communication skills and your ability to work independently and in a group. Some of the skills you will develop include: research, data analysis, enhanced mathematical and computational skills, problem-solving, creative thinking, information technology, independent working, time management, organisation, meeting deadlines and self-motivation. You will enhance your ability to express ideas, communicate information clearly and concisely, accommodate other viewpoints and come to a decision as part of a team. This degree scheme is designed to cultivate transferable skills, including numeracy and reasoning, ensuring that our graduates are attractive to employers in a wide range of fields. Work experience will greatly improve your CV and make you more attractive to employers. You are encouraged to contact the Careers Advisory Service in relation to YES (Year in Employment Scheme) and Go Wales for assistance in securing work placements alongside your degree. This degree will be particularly valuable in employment situations, which require specialist numerical skills and logical and analytical thought. These include career paths and sectors such as: statistical analysis and computational statistics, teaching, aeronautical engineering, accountancy and banking, risk analysis and actuarial work, financial management and investment analysis and information technology.